Monday, November 08, 2010

Elx, Barcelona, Spain

Waking up almost at noon is cause for great eating because we have to make up for the caloric loss in the morning. Luckily for us, we heard of a good paella place just a a short walk from our apartment.

Being the first to be served during the day, we pretty much had the whole dining room to ourselves. Our sampler platter of fried appetizers did the job to wake us up. Crisp but not too greasy, the calamari and codfish fritters in particular were quite tasty indeed.

Of course, one does not come to Elx without having the paella. We decided on a mixed seafood and roast chicken paella. This was definitely bursting in flavor and the rice grains were cooked perfectly absorbing all the flavor from the stock. Despite being cooked together with the rice, the chicken still had a nice crisp and even though we felt it was a tad bit salty, I guess that just gave us more reason to wash everything down with heaps of cava.